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What is the 90/10 principle. 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react. What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane will be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic, we have no control over this 10%. The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90% . How? By your reaction. You cannot control a red light but you can control your reaction. Don t let people fool you; You can control how you react. Let s use an example You are eating your breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee on to your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened What happens next will be determined by how you react You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize her for placing the cup too close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs, you find your daughter has been too busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. B cause your late you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15 min delay and throwing 60$ traffic fine away, you arrive at school, your daughter runs into the building without saying good bye. After arriving at the office 20 min late, you find you forgot your briefcase.
Why did you have a bad day? a) b) c) d) Did the coffee cause it? Did your daughter cause it? Did the policeman cause it? Did you cause it? The answer is ______________ . WHY? because of how you reacted in the morning. As it continues. it seems to get worse and worse.Your day has started terribly. You look forward to coming home. when you arrive home. you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter.